Tag: vaccine
World 15.10.21 | 11:10

Orban calls on citizens to get vaccinated: The Covid-19 vaccine is like a life insurance policy

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban stressed Friday that the fourth wave of coronavirus is inevitable and called on citizens to get vaccinated. Orban noted that the Covid-19 vaccine is similar to a life insurance policy and added that he would receive the third dose of the vaccine this weekend. The...

Macedonia 19.09.21 | 11:12

Healthcare authorities will likely approve a third shot of the vaccine

All citizens in Macedonia will likely be asked to take a third dose of the coronavirus vaccine, said Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce. About 37 percent of the population have taken at least one dose so far and while the vaccinated seem better protected, this has not stopped the major Fourth Wave of...

Macedonia 18.09.21 | 10:55

Starting in October, only fully vaccinated people will be allowed into cafes and restaurants

Starting with October, citizens won’t be allowed into restaurants and cafes unless they are fully vaccinated. Up until now, those who have received only one dose of the vaccine were also allowed in, while the unvaccinated remain banned. We intend to have the vaccination certificate become a certificate...

Macedonia 17.09.21 | 22:52

Bishop Petar likens refusal of the vaccine to committing suicide

Bishop Petar likened the unvaccinated citizens to potential suiciders and warned them they will not enter Heaven. In a Alfa TV interview, the bishop of Prespa and Pelagonija added that the coronavirus is dangerous and should be taken seriously. All of us in the Holy Synod are vaccinated. Also, most of...

Macedonia 13.09.21 | 08:54

Declining interest in vaccination

Interest in vaccination is dropping, the regular Healthcare Ministry reports show. On Friday and Saturday, a total of 23,221 doses were issued – of them 4,019 to first time vaccine recipients. This is a marked decline compared to past weeks, during which interest was high, driven by citizens concerned...

Macedonia 27.08.21 | 14:51

89 percent of all new Covid-19 patients were unvaccinated

The Healthcare Ministry informed that of a little over 14,000 citizens who were diagnosed with Covid-19 in the past three weeks, 83 percent were unvaccinated. Of those who are hospitalized, 89 percent are unvaccinated. The Ministry also warns citizens who overcame the virus not to rest easy, since there...

Macedonia 23.08.21 | 12:23

Macedonian citizens were denied entry in Denmark with the Astra Zeneca vaccine

A group of Macedonian citizens travelling to Denmark were turned back because they were vaccinated with the Astra Zeneca vaccine. The British developed vaccine should be an acceptable option in the EU member states, but the group were denied entry and told to do a PCR test instead. The Macedonian Healthcare...

Macedonia 21.08.21 | 11:06

Restaurant owners demand lighter coronavirus restrictions

An association representing the hospitality industry asked the Government to allow citizens to go to restaurants and cafes with PCR tests or proof of having overcome the coronavirus infection. As of this week, the Government ordered that only fully vaccinated citizens can enter restaurants and enclosed...

Macedonia 20.08.21 | 17:15

Number of fully vaccinated citizens approaches half a million

A total of 17,623 citizens were vaccinated yesterday – of them, 13,275 received the first dose. Interest in vaccination is growing as the number of active cases is spiking, and as the Government introduced strict restrictions, banning unvaccinated citizens from entering shopping malls, restaurants...

Macedonia 19.08.21 | 21:52

Minor incidents during the protest of opponents of vaccine enforcement

Several small incidents occurred during today’s protest of citizens who oppose the strict new vaccine regulations in downtown Skopje. Participants in the protest hogged the microphone in front of the Government building, which led to several tussles and a lot of shouting. Organizers accused inflitrators...

Macedonia 17.08.21 | 20:32

Macedonia will introduce coronavirus border checks on September 1st

After allowing free entry of people without vaccine certificates or PCR tests during the entire summer season, the Zaev Government today announced that it will introduce checks starting with September 1st. Meanwhile, the number of new cases registered daily reached just under 1,000 today and the cities...

Macedonia 16.08.21 | 20:01

Restaurants and cafes left in limbo as vaccine requirement goes into effect

Restaurant and cafe owners have responded to the ban on serving unvaccinated patrons by reducing their capacity. According to the Government order, restaurants are ordered to demand vaccine certificates or proof that the patron has overcome Covid-19, before allowing customers even in their open air areas. But...

Macedonia 16.08.21 | 17:17

65 percent of kindergarten teachers in Skopje are vaccinated

Even though kindergarten teachers were one of the first priority groups for vaccination, only about 65 percent of them are currently vaccinated in Skopje. Minister Jagoda Shahpaska said that this will affect whether kindergartens will be allowed to increase the number of enrolled children. Currently,...

Macedonia 28.07.21 | 09:43

Healthcare Minister Filipce calls on the young to get vaccinated

Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce attended a meeting of his SDSM party where he asked young people to get vaccinated. Filipce insisted that there are several good quality vaccine options available and that the young should use the chance to get vaccinated. Macedonia is lagging badly behind in vaccination,...

World 27.07.21 | 13:08

70 percent of adults in EU have received at least one vaccine shot

Seventy percent of adults in the European Union have been jabbed at least once against Covid-19, the European Commission announced on Tuesday. “These figures put Europe among the world leaders,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said in a press release announcing the figures. About...

Macedonia 25.07.21 | 10:31

Less than 100 fully vaccinated citizens have contracted the virus so far, 13 were hospitalized

The Healthcare Ministry informed that 96 persons who were vaccinated with both doses of a coronavirus vaccine have afterwards contracted the virus. Of them, 13 were hospitalized, with no deaths. According to the Ministry, given that more than 330,000 people have been fully vaccinated, the fact that less...

Macedonia 16.07.21 | 10:36

Nearly 12,000 vaccine doses issued in one day

Nearly 12,000 doses of vaccines were issued yesterday – of them 4,799 were given as first doses. The Healthcare Ministry informs that so far, 267,000 people have received both doses of any vaccine, and a total of 713,000 doses were issued. The dominant vaccine being issued now is the Chinese made...

World 16.07.21 | 10:01

Hungary will begin issuing a third booster shot, Orban says

Starting in August, Hungary will begin issuing third booster shots of the coronavirus vaccine, and will make it mandatory for healthcare workers, said Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Hungary leads the EU in vaccinations, thanks to its openness to various sources of the vaccine, and is now among the first...

Macedonia 12.07.21 | 11:16

Vaccination teams begin visits to remote villages

Teams from the Healthcare Ministry began vaccinating citizens in smaller, remote villages across the country today. This is part of the new push by the Ministry to vaccinate citizens who would otherwise likely be left out from the public healthcare system. Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce said that...

Macedonia 12.07.21 | 09:51

Citizens are now able to get vaccinated with no appointments

Starting today, Macedonian citizens will be able to get vaccinated against the coronavirus with no appointments. This is due to the delivery of half a million doses of Sinovac vaccines, but also to the fact that these are not especially desirable among the population and many of those who already registered...

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